75 gallon cube -- 3 feet by 3 feet **UPDATED 1/1/14 with video and pics***
Current 1/1/14 (last page has video and more current pics)
What's up all. I have been on this site for many years but I do not recall ever starting a journal. Figured it's about time to post in this section and chronicle my low tech set up. I'll be doing mostly crypts in this tank but at first I'll start off with a ton of hygrophila corymbosa kompakt. I actually had a ton of crypts but many melted on me during the move so I'll need to grow them out again.
I have a ton of top notch equipment that will go in this tank including co2. I am calling it low tech since the light will be dimmed and will shoot for around 30 par (I have an ATI Dimmable that will go on this tank). I will still inject co2 as I did with all my tanks in the past (this is the magic ingredient to having nice plants). I will fertilize but not very much due to the mineralized top soil.
Anyway, I'll probably be somewhat winging it and doing things as I go along since I rarely stick to original plans when it comes to aquascaping. This is why I will not list everything in this first post. Stay tuned as I will be doing weekly updates.
Tank with stand (there are panels that go on the bottom to hide all the equipment:
MTS from bamaplants.com:
Three 9l powder and two 9l normal:
Driftwood from Tom Barr:
Last edited by hedge_fund; 01-01-2014 at 11:23 PM.
Reason: added pics